Crimetown

By Gimlet

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FINALLY!!!!!!
 Oct 8, 2018
Apologies. It is understandable that I am not the only one waiting for this series to begin anew. Thank you so much for producing this podcast. The first episode of the second season I already have a hero. Mary Jones Jackson. Wow. Her spirit is so admirable. Thank you again for this podcast. I am so glad someone recommended it to me. I will highly recommend it to anyone.

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 Sep 11, 2018

JT
 Jul 25, 2018
interesting, intriguing...this podcast has kept me glued to the seat of my car even during the middle of summer in texas

Description

Welcome to Crimetown, a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, and our universal desire for a savior. Detroit’s a tough town, and its residents are even tougher. They’ve weathered riots, a drug epidemic, political scandal, and innumerable other hardships, but they’re still here—and they have stories to tell.

Episode Date
S2 E09: Dimitri
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Dimitri Mugianis is a rarity in Detroit: a white kid whose family stayed after everyone like them left. Growing up, he throws himself into the city’s avant-garde underworld, playing in art-punk bands and partying in gay clubs. But when his taste for the nightlife becomes a full-blown heroin addiction, he realizes that he’s in trouble—and, with a hot new drug called crack hitting the streets, it’s only going to get worse.&nbsp; <br><br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Jun 20, 2019
S2 E08: Operation Backbone
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Still hung up on the unsolved murder of Damion Lucas, FBI agent Herm Groman devises an elaborate sting to ensnare the corrupt cops of the Detroit Police Department. Will it bring down Mayor Coleman Young, too?&nbsp; <br><br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Jun 13, 2019
S2 E07: Who Killed Damion Lucas?
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A thirteen-year-old boy is murdered in a drive-by shooting. The Detroit police quickly apprehend a suspect. But the FBI is convinced that the wrong man is in jail — and that the real killers are escaping justice thanks to friends in high places.&nbsp; <br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Jun 06, 2019
S2 E06: The Mayor, the Barber, and the Babysitter
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Coleman Young has more underworld connections than you might expect of a big-city mayor. Sometimes those connections come in handy. But when his favorite niece starts dating an infamous drug dealer, Mayor Young must choose between keeping her out of trouble and keeping his hands clean.&nbsp; <br><br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
May 30, 2019
S2 E05: YBI to the Day I Die
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It’s the early eighties, and a new organization is revolutionizing the heroin trade: Young Boys Inc. Unlike other drug operations, YBI recruits juveniles, brands smack as if it were designer clothing, and moves the industry out of the dope houses and onto the corners. As YBI’s relentless expansion causes more and more bloodshed, its foot soldiers must reckon with their impact on Detroit.&nbsp; <br><br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
May 23, 2019
S2 E04: The Kingpins' Kids
1965
When a hungry young DEA agent arrives in Detroit, he picks the perfect case to make his bones: taking down Eddie Jackson and Courtney Brown’s sprawling heroin organization. But if the drug kingpins fall, what will happen to their kids? As the feds close in, Eddie Jr. and Courtney Jr. must face the possibility of growing up without their fathers.&nbsp; <br><br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
May 16, 2019
S2 E03: The Fat Man and the Field Marshall
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Eddie Jackson and Courtney Brown are childhood friends from a poor neighborhood. Eddie is the troublemaker, drawn to Detroit’s seamier side; Courtney is his quiet, serious sidekick. As they grow older in a city with dwindling job options, they go their separate ways. But when Eddie dives into the heroin trade, Courtney faces a choice: play it safe and stay broke, or join his friend’s burgeoning empire and get rich.&nbsp; <br><br>For bonus content from this episode, check out <a href="https://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
May 09, 2019
S2 E02: The Battle for Detroit
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A police shooting outside a community center leaves two black teenagers dead. Protesters take to the streets, igniting a movement to elect the city’s first black mayor. As election day approaches, the future of a racially polarized city hangs in the balance.<br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
May 02, 2019
S2 E01: Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets
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Detroit, 1971—a city riven by blight, racial strife, and rising crime. In the first episode of Crimetown Season 2, the police form a controversial undercover unit called STRESS—Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets. One of the unit’s cops kills so many black men that he earns a nickname: Mr. STRESS. Can anyone stop him?<br><br>For bonus content from this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Oct 01, 2018
Coming Soon: Season 2
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In Season 2, Crimetown explores crime and corruption in the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. Expect stories of police shootings, the drug trade, and political scandal from a city divided by race.
Sep 20, 2018
Bonus Episode: Buddy Cianci...The Musical
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In 2003, a couple of Brown University alumni did the unthinkable: they wrote and performed a musical about everyone’s favorite criminal mayor. No recordings of the play exist today. So, as a holiday gift to Crimetown listeners, we’ve asked some friends in the musical-theater business to resurrect this forgotten classic.<br><br>To listen to the <em>Buddy Cianci: The Musical</em> soundtrack, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
Dec 23, 2017
Bonus Episode: Courtney
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Courtney Calenda is a star high school student—until a powerful defense attorney more than three times her age pulls her into a downward spiral of sex and drugs. As her life falls apart, she decides to fight back.<br><br>For more information about this episode, and a full list of credits, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Dec 19, 2017
Bonus Episode: Sins of the Father
1944
Jarrod Tillinghast is the son of one of Rhode Island’s most notorious mobsters. Determined to make a name for himself, he turns to boxing and becomes a rising star. But he learns that his father’s legacy isn’t so easy to leave behind.<br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
Nov 29, 2017
Bonus Episode: The Arrest of Ralph DeMasi
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80-year-old Ralph DeMasi is known throughout New England as both a prolific armored-car robber and a dedicated family man. After decades in prison, he thought he would live out his last years in freedom. Then the police made a break in a cold case, and now Ralph has a new charge on his long rap sheet: murder. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>. <br><br>Read Dan Barry’s New York Times article about Ralph DeMasi, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/31/us/a-mobster-a-family-and-the-crime-that-wont-let-them-go.html?smid=tw-share&amp;_r=1">“The Holdup: A Mobster, a Family and the Crime That Won’t Let Them Go.”</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jun 04, 2017
Bonus Episode: Crimetown Live in Brooklyn
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Earlier this month, we brought some of your favorite Crimetown characters to Brooklyn for a night of storytelling. Hear tales of canine escape, gold heists, prison life and more from Bobby Walason, Charles “the Ghost” Kennedy, Brian Andrews, Tony Fiore, and Dr. Barbara Roberts.<br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
May 21, 2017
The Crimetown Season One Soundtrack
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To celebrate the end of our first season, Crimetown is releasing a soundtrack featuring many of the songs from the show. In this special bonus episode, co-host Zac Stuart-Pontier and composer/sound designer Matthew Boll take you behind the scenes to discuss their favorite moments from the season and how music helped bring Crimetown to life.<br><br>You can find the soundtrack on: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crimetown-soundtrack-season-one/id1237391309">iTunes</a> | <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crimetown-soundtrack-season-one/id1237391309">Apple Music</a> | <a href="https://open.spotify.com/album/3xeZyjqz7StKQrYeWGK3ye">Spotify</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Various_Artists_Crimetown_Soundtrack_Season_One?id=B53pt2vujjw7ivxehex6inledeu&amp;hl=en">Google Play</a> | <a href="https://crimetown.bandcamp.com/releases">Bandcamp</a>&nbsp;
May 18, 2017
S1 E18: The Prince of Providence
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Buddy Cianci was once a crusading prosecutor who took on the mob. Now, he’s behind bars. For the mayor of any other city, this would be the end of the road. But Buddy isn’t any other mayor. And Providence isn’t any other city. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
May 08, 2017
S1 E17: The Trial of Buddy Cianci
1972
Buddy Cianci faces justice. His lawyers say he’s the Renaissance Mayor, too busy rebuilding Providence to notice a few bad apples in his administration. The prosecution says he’s just another crooked politician, running a massive corruption ring out of City Hall. Which story will the jury believe?<br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Apr 30, 2017
S1 E16: Operation Plunder Dome
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Dennis Aiken is an FBI agent from Mississippi. Anthony Freitas is a businessman from Portugal. Together, they’re Providence’s best hope in the war on corruption—and they just might take down Buddy Cianci once and for all. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
Apr 23, 2017
Bonus Episode: The Gangster's Daughter
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Nicole Ouimette always knew her father was different. He was in and out of prison for most of her childhood. He had a lot of money but no job. And then, one night, the FBI showed up. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 16, 2017
S1 E15: Family Ties
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Charles “the Ghost” Kennedy and his sister Gloria took very different paths in life. She became a state senator. He became a drug smuggler. And as his empire starts to crumble, the people close to him suffer the consequences. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.
Apr 10, 2017
S1 E14: Renaissance Man
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Buddy Cianci left City Hall in disgrace after torturing a man in his living room. Now, he attempts the impossible: running for mayor of Providence again. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 02, 2017
Bonus Episode: Cat and Mouse Part II
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When master burglar Tony Fiore gets out of prison, he decides to try something different: robbing armored cars at gunpoint. His new hobby will bring him head to head with an old adversary one last time. <br><br>For more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
Mar 26, 2017
S1 E13: The Network
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A shadowy group of political insiders tries to cover up a crisis. A mobbed-up banker vanishes after embezzling millions of dollars. And one renegade ex-nun saw the whole thing coming. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 19, 2017
S1 E12: Mob Justice
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A mob lawyer rises to become Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He promises to leave his past associations behind. But it's hard to part with old friends. <br><br>For more information about this episode, and a full list of credits, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp; <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout. <br><br><a href="https://www.trunkclub.com/?c=Pod_Gimlet_Crimetown&amp;utm_source=Gimlet&amp;utm_medium=Pod&amp;utm_campaign=Crimetown">Trunk Club</a> - To get paired with a stylist and receive a personalized trunk of your own, visit <a href="https://www.trunkclub.com/?c=Pod_Gimlet_Crimetown&amp;utm_source=Gimlet&amp;utm_medium=Pod&amp;utm_campaign=Crimetown">trunkclub.com/crimetown</a>.
Mar 12, 2017
S1 E11: The Doctor Broad
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A young doctor suddenly finds herself caring for a sickly old man named Raymond Patriarca. As she grows closer to her new patient, she’s drawn into the underworld in more ways than one. <br><br>For more information about this episode, and a full list of credits, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
Mar 05, 2017
S1 E10: The Ghost
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After a lucrative career as a thief, Charles Kennedy has an important realization: the real money is in drugs. He rises to become one of the East Coast’s biggest traffickers, throwing coke-fuelled parties and amassing a strange menagerie of pets. But his success attracts the wrong kind of attention. <br><br>For more information about this episode, and for a full list of credits, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Feb 26, 2017
S1 E09: A Deal With the Devil
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One night in 1982, a 20-year-old man is senselessly murdered at an abandoned gas station. A mobster is taken into witness protection after he pins the murder on his boss. This brutal crime will push three wiseguys out of the mafia in very different ways. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;
Feb 05, 2017
S1 E08: Cat and Mouse
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A master thief keeps getting away with big heists. A cop spends years tailing him, tapping his phone, and practically moving in across the street. Their epic tug-of-war will revolutionize the fight against organized crime.<br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.<br> <br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron">Blue Apron</a> – To get your first three meals free with free shipping, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron">blueapron.com/crimetown</a>. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout.
Jan 29, 2017
S1 E07: Power Street
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March 20th, 1983. As an FBI investigation swirls around him, an increasingly unpredictable and paranoid Buddy Cianci summons a few friends to his home on the East Side of Providence. What happens there that night shocks the city. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.<br> <br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron">Blue Apron</a> – To get your first three meals free with free shipping, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron">blueapron.com/crimetown</a>. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout.
Jan 22, 2017
S1 E06: Gerald and Harold
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Police discover a bullet-riddled body in the backseat of a car. Jerry Tillinghast and his brother Harold are arrested. But doubts are soon raised about Harold’s involvement. And now, Jerry has a choice: break the mob’s code of silence, or allow his brother to join him in prison. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp"><strong>Mailchimp</strong></a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace"><strong>Squarespace</strong></a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace"><strong>Squarespace.com</strong></a> and use the offer code “CRIME” at checkout.&nbsp;
Dec 18, 2016
S1 E05: The Art of the Deal
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Buddy Cianci, the popular mayor of Providence, runs for governor. But he knows something the people of Rhode Island don’t. And when they discover Buddy’s secret, it threatens to derail his political career. So what does Buddy do? He picks a fight. <br><br>For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/CTTalkspace">Talkspace</a> – to learn more or sign up go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/CTTalkspace">talkspace.com/crimetown</a> and use the code "CRIMETOWN" to get $30 off your first month.&nbsp;
Dec 11, 2016
S1 E04: The Bonded Vault Heist
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August 14, 1975. A ragtag crew of crooks holds up a fur company. But it’s not just a fur company. It’s the Patriarca crime family’s secret bank. And now, the thieves not only have to run from the law—they have to run for their lives. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron"><strong>Blue Apron</strong></a> – To get your first three meals free with free shipping, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron"><strong>blueapron.com/crimetown. <br></strong></a><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp"><strong>Mailchimp</strong></a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace"><strong>Squarespace</strong></a> – For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace"><strong>Squarespace.com</strong></a> and use the offer code “CRIME” at checkout.&nbsp;
Dec 04, 2016
S1 E03: The Making of a Mayor
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Buddy Cianci runs for mayor as the anti-corruption candidate, promising to change Providence. He’s a novice Republican politician in a city ruled by Democrats and mobbed-up unions. As he struggles to get elected, he faces an impossible choice: stay clean and lose, or get a little dirty and win. <br><br>For credits and more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors <br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron">Blue Apron</a> - To get your first three meals free with free shipping, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/CTBlueApron">blueapron.com/crimetown</a>. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> - More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. <br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> - For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout.&nbsp;
Nov 27, 2016
S1 E02: The Wiseguys
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How does a kid from Providence become a mob enforcer? Two men share their personal stories of joining Raymond Patriarca’s crime family. As they move from their formative years on the street to maximum security, they come up against murder charges, jailhouse feuds…and even the occasional farm animal.<br><br>For credits and more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> - For 10% off your first purchase go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace.com</a> and use the offer code "CRIME" at checkout
Nov 20, 2016
S1 E01: Divine Providence
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Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, a city where organized crime corrupted every aspect of public life. In the first episode of Crimetown, a young prosecutor named Buddy Cianci takes on a gruesome murder case. As the investigation heats up, Buddy goes head to head with the most notorious mob boss in the country—and launches a career that will change Providence forever.<br><br>For credits and more information about this episode, visit <a href="http://www.crimetownshow.com/">crimetownshow.com</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 20, 2016
Coming Soon
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From Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO's The Jinx, a new podcast exploring the tangled web of crime and corruption in American cities. This season: Providence, Rhode Island. The first episode premieres November 20th.&nbsp;
Oct 30, 2016